Peru State (2-0) at Evangel (0-2)
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Tiger Stadium, Springfield, MO
Radio: KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM, ncn21.com
Outlook: Peru State looks to move to 3-0 after winning its first two games by 17 and 20 points. Evangel has been outscored 74-27.
Player to watch: Quarterback Travis Carnahan from Wahoo Neumann leads Peru State in rushing yards (111) and passing yards (190).
Notable: Peru defeated Evangel 42-10 last season, rolling up 497 yards of offense.
Mary (0-1) at Wayne State (0-1)
6 p.m. at Wayne
Outlook: Wayne State is coming off a heartbreaking 23-16 loss as Northern State scored the winning touchdown with 17 seconds left. Mary also dropped its opener 35-7 to Minnesota State-Mankato. Quarterback Colton Farmer ran for Mary’s touchdown as he led the offense with 90 passing yards and 42 rushing yards.
Player to watch: Zach Osborn from Harlan, Iowa, moved Wayne State’s offense in its opener, throwing for 262 yards and two touchdowns.
Notable: Both teams are looking to snap five-game losing streaks. Mary has won one game in each of the past two seasons.
Colorado Mesa (1-0) at Chadron State (1-0)
1 p.m. MDT at Chadron
Outlook: The teams won their openers in different fashions. After trailing by 16 points, Chadron rallied for a 25-19 win at Fort Lewis. Mesa, meanwhile, was in control throughout against Western State, leading 49-3 in the third quarter en route to a 49-23 win.
Player to watch: Mesa QB Eystin Salum is coming off a huge game: He threw for 290 yards and five touchdowns and also ran for two TDs.
Notable: Chadron defensive backs Brian Wood and his twin brother, Ryan, combined for 17 tackles in last week’s win.
Valley City State (0-1) at Hastings (2-0)
1 p.m. at Hastings
Outlook: Hastings looks for another win against a team it defeated 35-32 last season. Hastings put up 52 points against Southwestern last week, while Valley City State lost 30-21 to Dickinson State.
Players to watch: Anthony Cloyd from Millard South is settling in as Hastings’ quarterback. He went 12 of 21 for 202 yards last week, while Tahj Willingham had his second straight 100-yard game rushing.
Notable: Hastings is trying to start 3-0 for a second consecutive season.
Ottawa (0-1) at Concordia (0-1)
1 p.m. at Seward
Outlook: Concordia tries to rebound after a 28-13 loss at Kansas Wesleyan, a game in which it committed 12 penalties and three turnovers. Ottawa gave up 674 yards in a loss to Northwestern.
Player to watch: Concordia’s Ryan Durdon, who didn’t have any carries last year as a freshman, had a breakout game last week as he rushed 24 times for 208 yards and a touchdown.
Notable: Patrick Daberkow looks for his first win as Concordia’s coach.
North Park (1-0) at Midland (1-0)
1 p.m. at Fremont
Outlook: Midland opened with a 29-24 win at Friends as Mikal Coleman’s 85-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference. North Park also won its opener 33-7 over Anderson of Indiana.
Player to watch: Midland’s defense needs to slow Enrique Menendez, who rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes against Anderson.
Notable: Quarterback Garry Cannon was Midland’s top rusher last week with 49 yards.
Dickinson State (2-0) at Northwestern (1-0)
1 p.m. at Orange City, Iowa
Outlook: Northwestern rolled up 402 yards rushing in its opener as Jacob Kalogonis led the way with 254 yards and three touchdowns. Dickinson State is averaging 36.5 points in its two wins.
Player to watch: Dickinson State quarterback Hayden Gibson is off to a great start, completing 71 percent of his passes for 455 yards and seven touchdowns.
Notable: Northwestern’s offense averaged 9.6 yards per play last week against Ottawa.
Dakota State (1-1) at Briar Cliff (0-2)
1 p.m. at Sioux City
Outlook: Briar Cliff has allowed 98 points through two games and will face another powerful offense: Dakota State is averaging 40 points per game.
Player to watch: Dakota State receiver Austin Opdahl leads the NAIA in touchdown receptions (6) and is second in receiving yards per game (215.5). His 34 career receiving touchdowns are a school record.
Notable: Dakota State’s defense allowed 525 yards in last week’s 27-24 loss to Saint Ambrose.
Nebraska Wesleyan (0-1) at Illinois Wesleyan (1-0)
1 p.m. at Bloomington, Ill.
Outlook: Nebraska Wesleyan faces a team that earned a 17-10 win over Wisconsin-Whitewater, which was ranked third in the preseason D-III poll. The Prairie Wolves dropped their opener to Concordia of Minnesota, done in by six turnovers.
Player to watch: Nebraska Wesleyan running back Shaka Taylor from Norfolk Lutheran ran for 102 yards on 14 carries last week. He’ll face a defense that allowed 42 yards on 34 rushing attempts.
Notable: Prairie Wolves quarterback Jonathan Curti threw for 262 yards in the opener, but was picked off five times.
Friends (0-1) at Doane (1-0)
4 p.m. at Crete
Outlook: Playing in last week’s GPAC/KCAC Challenge, both teams had games that went down to the wire. Sterling erased a 21-point deficit before Doane’s Kyle Jensen scored his third touchdown of the night to give the Tigers a 34-28 win. Friends lost at home to Midland 29-24.
Player to watch: Seth Majerus of Seward recorded seven solo tackles and forced a fumble to lead Doane’s defense last week.
Notable: Jensen, from Exeter, had the first 100-yard rushing game of his collegiate career last week as he finished with 142 yards.